Google announced that it is shutting down Stadia, its cloud gaming service.

This service will continue to be available for players until January 18th, 2023.

Google will be making a refund for Stadia hardware purchased through the Google Store, as well as for all games.

Google expects those refunds to be complete by mid-January.

Stadia streaming service hasn't gained traction with users that we expected so we've made the difficult decision to begin winding down our service.

Harrison says Google sees opportunities to apply Stadia’s technology to other parts of the company, like YouTube and its play store.

Stadia Pro subscriptions will not be refundable, but you won't be charged during the shutdown period.

Google has closed the Stadia store, so you can no longer purchase games or in-game transactions.

Last year, rumors circulated that the game would shut down after the number of games released to the platform slowed.